Pouilly-Fuissé Les Brûlés 2017

Château Fuissé

Terroir: The Le Brulé vineyard sits directly behind the Château Fuissé and is adjacent to Le Clos. The vineyard is true to it’s name (burned) as it’s fruit enjoys a full southern exposure to the full days sunlight throughout the growing season. The vineyard is steep and very well drained.

Vinification: Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation take place entirely in barrel. The wine is aged for 12 months in new oak in the cellars of Château Fuissé.

Additional Information

Yellow golden color, the Les Brûlés shows aromas of ripe fruit, jam, melted sugar, hints of smoke and some delicate vanilla on the nose. On the palate, the attack is fresh and aromatic, round and dense, with a good fatness and a nice volume. Acacia honey, toasted bread some oak and hazelnut delicately smoked towards the finish. A full-bodied wine, rich and powerful.
Technical Details

  • Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
  • Winemaker: Antoine Vincent
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Calcareous pebbles
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "Aromas of honeycomb, fresh pastry and minty yellow orchard fruit introduce the 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Brûlés, a medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping wine that's broader and weightier that the Combettes, which remains nicely balanced, with lively acids and chalky structuring extract."
    Grade: 92+ points
  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    October 2019 Issue. No text available yet.
  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Spectator Insider Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    "Complex, revealing clean lines and well-defined flavors of vanilla, peach and lemon, with a hint of lanolin. Intense and long, featuring a persistent finish that echoes spice and picks up a mineral note. Drink now through 2025."
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Monday, October 1, 2018
    "(from vines that face due south and aged in 100% new oak). Very strong wood influence that includes both notes of oak toast and vanilla stops just short of completely dominating the exotic aromas of apricot, mango and lychee. The super-rich and opulent flavors possess plenty of mouth coating dry extract before terminating in a powerful if slightly warm finish. I have honestly never quite understood the appeal of this much oak and stylistically, this is not for me even if there is nothing markedly awry. For fans of generously wooded high-octane Pouilly-Fuissé."
    Grade: 87-90 points

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